The Perfection

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Das-Bolt
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Re: The Perfection

Post by Das-Bolt » Tue Dec 06, 2016 6:38 pm

That Green whipping looks v.nice, may I ask what make/shade it is. I have Constable rod that has a similar colour. Thank you.
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SeanM
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Re: The Perfection

Post by SeanM » Tue Dec 06, 2016 8:48 pm

It's Fish Hawk Medium Green, sealed with cellulose dope. You need to take care to thin the dope well and use lots of coats otherwise you get bleeding when you varnish.
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Re: The Perfection

Post by Das-Bolt » Tue Dec 06, 2016 10:56 pm

Thanks for your prompt reply :Hat:

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Penninelad
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Re: The Perfection

Post by Penninelad » Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:15 pm

I have just acquired one of these from the internet.The vendor suggested that it had lost a few inches from the tip section and was originally 12'.Having had a waggle I think this may not be the case.Its a beautifully balanced whole split cane rod with a very slender Cork handle of good length.I presume it was aimed at the roach fishing fraternity but would handle larger specimens.It will need the high bell rings re whipping and a coat of varnish but that is all.Does anyone on the TFF use a Foster Bros of Ashbourne "The Perfection"?
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Re: The Perfection

Post by SeanM » Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:52 pm

I've got one which I use regularly for chub and grayling. Mine is the 10ft 6in model and it has a hollow built butt section. I believe it's the same blank as the Aspindales Aero 890. A lovely rod.
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Re: The Perfection

Post by Penninelad » Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:48 pm

My recently cheaply purchased "The Perfection" was refurbished and used one one occasion .I came to the conclusion that the cane in the tip section had gone soft as it set in whichever direction the rod was bent and finally broke when I was very gently stress testing it.Thus it will not be such a bargain as I have arranged to have a new tip section made.By pure chance I came across an unused "The Perfection Roach" at an auction in Cambridge.I thought I had made an Internet bid but realised I had not when it went for a lot less than I had bid.By strange coincidence it appeared on a well known internet site and I bought it for more than I had tried to bid previously.It is in new condition and has never had a reel fitted. This rod at 10'10" is somewhat shorter than my original purchase.Fosters made some lovely rods and you rarely see their coarse rods for sale.

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